The easy and basic version for those who are only just discovering and want to learn about affiliate marketing.
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What is affiliate marketing?
It’s a way of earning money online.
It works as a business, you apply to companies that appeal to you or have products in your chosen niche. You then become affiliated with the company if they accept you and then you promote their products for them.
They will supply you with advertising material such as banners and make links available to you, with your special code, so that each company knows who the traffic or sales come from.
When someone clicks on a link to a product and then buys, whether it’s digital or an actual physical product, the affiliate can earn a small commission from the sale.
It sounds simple and that is the basic premise but it takes hard work getting to that point. There are many online who say it’s easy, you can earn thousands a week while only working 2 hours per week. That is not realistic at all.
The reality is lots of training and many hours of hard work. If followed correctly the training works very well but it won’t happen overnight. Many try it for a month or two and give up saying it doesn’t work, having done very little of the training or put in much time. If you want to earn well, then you need to put in the time and effort.
There is no pressure to become a paying member. Though if you join within the first 7 days you get the first month at half price. If you decide to stay on you can pay monthly or yearly. Yearly means you save quite a bit, so if you can do that it’s much more economical, but of course it depends on individual circumstances and how you feel about what there is on offer.
When I joined I was highly sceptical but the quality of the free training won me over, along with the welcoming community. Once I went to Premium and saw what training was on offer for paid members, how much there was available and how comprehensive it is, I was hooked.
Building a website or starting one with the free training was exciting and then continuing on was even better. I couldn’t believe my luck and knew there and then I was staying.
What do you learn?
You learn how to build a wordpress website.
First of all though you have to decide what your website will be about. You select a topic and narrow it down in to a niche which is a smaller more select area of the overall topic.
With that decided, next comes a name for your website.
I always avoided WordPress as it looked so complicated, so went for easier options. With the right training however, that is done step by step, even I could manage it. Being able to stop and start the video to complete each piece was brilliant. Some parts I found easy but other sections I had to go over a few times until the penny dropped.
The sense of accomplishment was amazing.
Additions to your site
You learn about the best themes to use, to get your site looking the way you want it. Though you first start with a more limited selection on the free starter membership, still quite a few though, to choose from. At this stage you tend to use the first one that appeals, which is fine at this stage as you are just keen to have a website.
There are Plug ins that come with your website, basic ones essential to the running of it.
Not real world plugs of course, plug ins that go right inside your website that help with the running of it.
There are an amazing amount of plug ins that will do various things for your website. Often you will see people recommending various ones but experience has taught me to check my stats before and after.
There is training on how to create content (blog posts) for your site, again, step by step the best way to set it out and how to add pictures and videos.
There is also a section of the Wealthy Affiliate site that has lists of companies wanting affiliate marketers, so you don’t even have to do that yourself unless you want to.
I also realised that it doesn’t stop at affiliate marketing any of your sites can be used for any business that you want to run.
You have an amazing site you have created and can sell things you create, buy items to sell, or be an affiliate marketer. Or you can incorporate all 3, its entirely up to you. The only limits you have are those you impose on yourself.
How does it help me?
You can run any business you choose and you will have the help you need.
You have an amazing site you have created and can sell things you create, buy items to sell, do coaching or be an affiliate marketer or anything else you fancy doing.
The only limits you have are those you impose on yourself.
There is training on just about any business related subject you can think of . Not only official training but also many from long term members who find a better way of doing something or a different way that’s easier.
I am pretty sure that most things you want to know about will have at least one training available, if not more.
From 16th March there are changes to the amount of websites offered.
- 1 website with the free membership and 10 websites with the Premium membership.
- It used to be 2 websites with the free starter membership and 50 websites with the Premium membership.
You get great website hosting along with top notch Security to keep it safe.
Website Speed that is fabulous in this fast paced world where everything has to be instant. It gives a better user experience for your site visitors.
Reliability. A platform that is reliable, where the owners are accessible and despite being so successful are still ready to help should you have a problem.
Support. The site support is brilliant. The response is very fast and any problems solved quickly, occasionally the impossible takes longer but still gets solved.
The free starter membership with training to get you started along with a website. Well 2 at the minute, until 16th March.
Did I mention the amazing community that have helped me and others countless times? They are the human side of Wealthy Affiliate, along with the owners Kyle and Carson. They too are very accessible, giving help and advice to everyone. Plus they keep updating the platform and are constantly making improvements
All the tools are there in one place to help you succeed. Then as backup you have an amazing community who will cheer you on with successes, commiserate with the mistakes and lift you up if you feel down.
And every day you will see blog posts on the site that inspire you. They also teach you and spark ideas for your site and for new blog posts.
They also encourage everyone to sign up for the free membership first, there are very few platforms that do that. Wealthy Affiliate do it because they have nothing to hide. There aren’t any upsells. If you decide to go premium, which is your choice, that is what you will pay, your membership only.
You can buy domain names through Wealthy Affiliate but you can buy them elsewhere if you prefer and migrate them in, the same if you already own a domain name.
So overall there are many benefits to coming to Wealthy Affiliate and giving us a try. Check it out for free and see what you think. All you will have lost is a bit of time.
What you could gain, is a better future. So why not come and join us today? CLICK HERE!
Joining via my link on this page will ensure you get my assistance when needed, the benefit of my knowledge thus far and 2 FREE ebooks or courses to help you on your affiliate journey.
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